August 2006

  1. Renegade Theatre in Street Life at Edinburgh Festival

    Press Review Lyndsey Whinship, Guardian, Monday 14 August 2006Performance Aug 06

    ‘The live electronic scribbles of Valentin Bechade and Popay Ayguavives form the backdrop to Renegade Theatre’s Streetlife, and it’s the highlight of the show.’ 

  2. Bolshoi Ballet in The Bright Stream at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Ismene Brown, Telegraph, Monday 14 August 2006Performance 10 & 11 Aug

    ‘I’ll bet any money that the Bolshoi Ballet’s The Bright Stream is the ballet of the year for British audiences – it’s certainly one of the most entertaining evenings I’ve spent in the theatre.’ 

  3. Bolshoi Ballet in The Bright Stream at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Monday 14 August 2006Performance 10 & 11 Aug

    ‘…as Ratmansky unfolds the story of farm workers being thrown into a romantic tizzy by a pair of visiting ballet dancers, he succeeds in giving us a weirdly vivid taste of what might once have counted as populist Soviet ballet – a recipe of madcap prank… 

  4. Bolshoi Ballet in Cinderella at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Monday 14 August 2006Performance 7-9 August

    ‘..this Cinderella feels like a puzzle of badly fitting pieces, rattling around a gorgeously performed score.’ 

  5. Bolshoi Ballet in Cinderella at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Geraldine Bell, Observer, Monday 14 August 2006Performance 7-9 August

    ‘This is a stagily self-conscious version of Cinderella, which looks as though it might have been dreamt up by a person with a PhD in the semiotics of fairy tales.’ 

  6. Bolshoi Ballet in Swan Lake at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Monday 14 August 2006Performance 3 - 5, 16 Aug

    ‘… with her triumphant physique and exceptional technique, Svetlana Zakharova is a mesmerising Odette-Odile, her thrillingly elongated style embodying the romantic illusion of Ivanov’s poetic writing, and her cut-glass precision putting the dazzle on… 

  7. Guys & Dolls at Picadilly Theatre

    Press Review Elena Seymenliyska, Telegraph, Wednesday 9 August 2006Performance ongoing

    ‘Swayze may be a funny-looking thing… But once he starts to sing – and better still, to dance – he sprinkles armfuls of magic dust all around.’ 

  8. Bolshoi Ballet in Cinderella at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Clement Crisp, FT, Wednesday 9 August 2006Performance 7-9 August

    ‘It is Prokofiev betrayed – I think this is his most fascinating dance score – and the Bolshoi’s wonderful artistry trying to turn lead into gold.’ 

  9. Bolshoi Ballet in Cinderella at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Wednesday 9 August 2006Performance 7-9 August

    ‘This is a Cinderella that you can quite like – but that it would be hard to love.’ 

  10. Bolshoi Ballet in Cinderella at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Wednesday 9 August 2006Performance 7-9 August

    ‘Forget your preconceived notions about what Cinderella should be and allow yourself to enter the vividly imaginative world of the Bolshoi Ballet’s brand new staging.’  

  11. Carlos Acosta in Tocororo at Coliseum

    Press Review Katie Phillips, The Stage, Wednesday 9 August 2006Performance 2-5 August

    ‘Whilst Acosta is, as we all know, a godly dancer and simply beautiful to watch, his show tiptoes uncertainly into the realms of the dansical, falling between the cracks of a narrative ballet and a full blown musical.’ 

  12. News: Designs on Rambert

    Monday 7 August 2006

    Fashion designer Roland Mouret will design costumes for two new works by Rambert’s emerging choreographers: *Transit*_by Melanie Teall and _Verge by Cameron McMillan. These two works were created for the C… Continue Reading

  13. News: Second JADE Fellowship announced

    Monday 7 August 2006

    Northern Ballet Theatre is the second recipient of the Jane Attenborough Dance in Education (JADE) Fellowship. The £50,000 award will enable NBT to provide company dancer Andrew Barker with the support to make … Continue Reading

  14. Bolshoi Ballet in The Pharoah's Daughter at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 7 August 2006Performance 31 July - 2 Aug, & 12 Aug

    ‘Originally choreographed by Petipa for the Imperial Ballet of St Petersburg, and revived by Pierre Lacotte in 2000, The Pharoah’s Daughter provides the perfect counterpoint to the Bolshoi’s dark, gothic Swan Lake which followed in the second half of th… 

  15. Mariinsky Theatre (formerly Kirov) in The Golden Age at Coliseum

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 7 August 2006Performance 27/8 July

    ‘An interminable party scene, which sees a dozen of the world’s finest male dancers standing motionless throughout, has the audience chewing the seats with frustration.’ 

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